The Essential Backpacking LIST

I have named this the “Essential Backpacking List” for several reasons. First, I am a LIGHT packer. This list includes essentials, a few extras, and thats about it! Please note that what I consider essential may not be essential for you, so adjust accordingly! Secondly, I think that it is a great idea to look at what other people pack to give you an idea of what you will need for a trip, especially if it is your first time Continue reading

Wanderlust? Actually Planning a Trip Once You Have an Idea

I spend a seriously alarming amount of time daydreaming about places I want to go and things I want to do. Like for real – I should spend a lot more time focused on finishing my last semester of school or working. Its not like I regret it – I have just realize how much time I have been spending planning trips way wayyyy into the future. Continue reading

Europe – 3rd Time is a Charm

I am in the midst of planning another trip to my favorite continent – Europe. For those of you who are curious, my first trip to Europewas exploring different parts of Italy. This included Milan, Venice (one of my favorite cities), Ravenna, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, The Vatican, and Rome, as well as a brief stay in London, England. This was such an eye opening and beautiful experience, I needed to go back. I partially attribute this to throwing a coin the the Trevi Fountain in Rome. They say if you throw a coin in and wish to go back, you will.
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Photo: Cinque Terre – travelwanderexplore.com

Since I knew I needed to return – I booked another trip over! Although it was several years later – the thrill instantly returned. My next trip was a solo trip. I was scared, anxious, excited, and simply teeming with energy as I boarded the plane from Canada. Little fact about me – I love planes, airports, packing – anything to do with travel! During this trip I expanded my comfort zone a bit and travelled to several areas. Continue reading

My, Oh Mumbai – Guest Writer Elena

Asia has long been a place I have longed to go – but have never had the chance. In the past few months I have had a TON of requests for posts about Asia. Luckily, I stumbled across someone who was able to bridge the gap and provide my lovely readers with just what they have been craving – a post about Asia. As you will read below, Elena travelled to India and was gracious enough to share those details with us.

 

If you like what you see I encourage you to check out Elena’s Twitter page at twitter.com/dreamxrider or check out her blog at thefreedomtofall.wordpress.com

 

Here is a little bit about Elena!

Places she has lived: United States (Washington, Louisiana, California, Ohio, Alaska, and Texas)

Places she has travelled to: United States (all 50 states), Mexico, Canada, Scotland, London, Paris, northern Spain, Florence, and India

Places on the radar: New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ecuador, and Iceland

My, Oh Mumbai

Written by: Elena Coe

 

The summer after my freshman year of college, I signed up for a month-long study abroad in Mumbai, India. My primary experience with India before this trip came from exactly three places: 1) Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, 2) Slumdog Millionaire, and 3) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Continue reading

December 10th, 2015 – Guest Blog Opportunity

Why hello there,

I am looking to expand my blog audience, and one way I am looking at doing that is by offering a guest blogger opportunity. If you would be interested in writing 1-2 posts (500 – 1000 words) with a travel/adventure theme please contact me by commenting below or emailing at travelwanderexplore@hotmail.com

I generally focus my posts on North and Central America and Europe, so it would be awesome if you have experience travelling to South America, Southeast Asia, or Africa.

Happy Travels,

xx

Returning Home

I just recently got home from a month and a half roadtrip across Western USa & Canada. I am unbelievably excited to share everything from this trip as it was absolutely amazing! However it will be a couple days before I get every thing organized and ready to go! So until then I will share three of the things I promise to write about:

1. Best stops and activities along the Pacific Coast Highway along the Californian coast!

2. How to survive the desert heat and have a lot of fun along the way in Arizona & Las Vegas.

3. Revised road trip planning tips! I am a huge advocate of road trips, so not that I have actually returned I will let you know which tips are helpful, and which can be thrown to the curb.

Happy Travels

xx